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Adhesion's 2 years after gall bladder removal?

I had my gallbladder removed around 2 years ago. I have had nausea off and on ever since. However, three weeks ago the nausea turned into vomiting and severe stomach pain (cramping) that has lasted off and on since then. I went to the doc and they did a CT scan as well as an X-ray and ultrasound and could not find anything wrong. Is there a possibility that I have adhesion's from a laproscopic gallbladder removal two years prior?
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replied June 9th, 2014
Welcome to e health forum.

From the history provided it seems that you might be having post cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS).‎

Postcholecystectomy syndrome—the recurrence of symptoms similar to those ‎before the procedure—occurs in ‎‎‎10% to 40% of patients. The time to the onset ‎of symptoms can range from 2 days to up to 2 years. Women may ‎‎be at higher ‎risk, with symptoms recurring in 43% and 28% in men.‎

Such symptoms are usually due to either sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or to post-surgical adhesions. ‎

Other conditions which can give rise to such pain can be many, including :- ‎

‎1. Retained stone in the cystic duct, gall bladder duct.‎
‎2. Inflammation of gall bladder duct, if long enough had been left behind.‎
‎3. Inflammation of the part of gall bladder, if some part of gall bladder had ‎been left behind as in case of partial ‎Cholecystectomy in a difficult to ‎remove gall bladder,‎
‎4. Overlooked stone in the common bile duct.‎
‎5. Already narrowed opening of the bile duct.‎

Treatment of the condition might need treatment with antacids, proton pump inhibitors, ‎antispasmodics, ‎Cholestyramine or sedatives. Lifestyle changes specifically adopting a low fat diet and weight loss might also be ‎very helpful.

You might consult with your doctors who can provide more accurate medical opinion.

I hope this helps.


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